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Atmos rate increase on council agenda for Thursday night

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock City Council will be voting on two key issues at Thursday night's meeting.

The first will be a vote to accept the resignation of Lubbock City Attorney Sam Medina. He submitted his resignation letter last Friday. Medina has been the city's attorney since 2009 but the last three months have been clouded by accusations and investigations.

The other big vote will be on an Atmos rate increase. The proposed increase is 3% or $2.82 a month according to Atmos Manager of Public Affairs Marinda Heinrich. The initial request was made in October of 2013.

Heinrich says the increase is needed for system improvements to maintain safe and reliable service.

Heinrich expects the increase to pass, saying that attorneys for the City of Lubbock and Atmos have reached a settlement agreement. If the increase fails to pass, the railroad commission will decide whether or not one is needed.

KCBD will also be following the citizen comments about NELCDC.

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